This was a great read. Well written and filled with the stories behind the scientific finding that have shaped our understanding of heredity. Most impressive to me was the way Zimmer really paid attention to the microbiology, from the microbiome, to microbial genetics and how to study of microbes has led to breakthroughs in human disease.
You may also be interested in...
I first started to write this post in the immediate aftermath of the UK Parliament descending into a pantomime-like farce; with fewer than 100 days ‘til the UK is destined to leave the EU, our elected representatives chose to spend their last days before the Christmas 2018 recess shouting abuse at each other. Let’s hope in the 71 days remaining before Brexit day, almost enough time for Phileas Fogg to go around the world, that UK politicians spend the time less shambolically but also that they suffer no more intimidation from mobs intent on blurring the lines between populism and extremism.